John Paczkowski

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Microsoft-AOL: Where Is Your God Now?

Microsoft (MSFT) and Time Warner (TWX) are finally getting around to finishing up the joint venture talks they began back in … oh, September of 2005. While no transaction is imminent, the two companies are said to be “casually” discussing a possible combination of Microsoft’s online operations and AOL–perhaps even at this very moment. Silicon Alley Insider reports that executives from both companies were scheduled to meet in Seattle sometime today.

Meanwhile, Yahoo (YHOO) continues to pursue its own discussions with AOL. With its annual shareholder meeting fast approaching, the struggling Internet company is scrambling for something, anything, with which to distract shareholders from the travesty of the past few months.

News of developing talks between Microsoft and AOL, and AOL and Yahoo, was first reported in BoomTown on Monday.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work